MELODIE ADLER NAMED MCGILL COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE
January 26, 2005
Melodie Adler was appointed Composer in Residence with the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble for 2005-2006. Every year, McGill's composition department assigns students to write for every large ensemble at McGill (ie. orchestra, choir, CME, etc.) They spend the first half of the year observing the ensemble closely, and spend the second half writing a piece for it, which is then performed the following semester. Usually, the residencies for these large ensembles are assigned to graduate students only, so for a prestigious appointment such as this to go to a young undergraduate like Melodie is a rare and great honour.

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CANADA MILLENIUM SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

May 26, 2003

Melodie Adler was awarded a scholarship from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation at the provincial level. This award recognizes talented Canadians who make positive and significant contributions to their communities and who are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence. Throughout her time at Vanier, Melodie has contributed to the Super Camp program by being the Music Animator, developing a new system of notation aimed toward special needs students. She also won first place in The Learning Centre’s Academic Writing Essay Excellence contest.

In the past, Melodie volunteered her time and energy in organizing a group of musicians who played at senior residences in exchange for donations that went toward “Free the Children,” a campaign aimed at stopping child labour. While in high school and cégep, she was the music director of her high school’s musical theatre program, a position usually designated for professionals. Melodie has managed to do all of this while maintaining an average of over 90% in the Music and Science double D.E.C. program. She will be attending McGill next year, studying Composition in Music.

Congratulations, Melodie!


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